Note From Alanda Craft: This was her first time sewing anything and Christy's jelly roll quilt turned out great. We would all love to see a photo of the quilt when it's finished. You can't go wrong with the colour mix that Christy has selected, they always look good together. Excellent job Christy, your quilt looks lovely. The beauty of these quilts is you can use a pre-made … [Read more...] about Readers Project – First Time Sewing Anything!!!
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Okay, so maybe the world wouldn’t end without cutting mats but it would be close. We’ve gotten so used to using these darned things it would be really difficult to give them up. I’m not sure I would want to go back to using scissors to cut all those itty bitty bits of fabric although I have great respect for you if you do. Yes, we are spoiled these days but I am glad I am … [Read more...] about Why the World Would End Without Cutting Mats
Just recently a limited edition Disney model of the ScanNCut DX was released, and I noticed a number of people on Brother's Facebook page talking about upgrading their current machine to this new version. Because of this, I wanted to get in and talk about whether it is actually worth upgrading and if in fact this is really an upgrade at all. Let's start with the … [Read more...] about Disney ScanNCut SDX230 – Is it Worth it?
Note from Alanda Craft: Like the majority of us quilters, Melissa found herself with a stash of fabric on hand. So she decided to make some lovely projects for gifts and for Halloween. You can use your stash to make placemats, mug rugs, table runners and mini quilts, in fact there are lots of great projects for using all those little bits and pieces of fabric that we can't … [Read more...] about Readers Project: My Stash Projects by Melissa
Do Charm Squares Have a Secret Life? You bet they do. Just think about it, you see a pack of charm squares and it's just 5" squares of fabric that sort of match together. At this stage it really isn't anything special other than being your favourite color or theme. Now you open the pack and lay it out to reveal all the beauty contained within. You move the squares around in … [Read more...] about The Secret Life of Charm Squares